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Delta Chapter of the Louisiana Archaeological Society presents a talk about:

Troyville Mounds

By Dr. Aubra L. "Butch" Lee, Earth‐Search, Inc.
Thursday, March 27th, 2014 at 7 pm
Dinwiddie Hall, Room 305 on Tulane Campus

Dinwiddie Hall is number 3 on the campus map and located near St. Charles Avenue. For a campus map: http://tulane.edu/about/visiting/uptown-campus-map.cfm

Closest parking available along St. Charles Avenue

Troyville Mounds (16CT7), presumably destroyed a century ago, is providing new understanding of the culture history of the Lower Mississippi Valley. Similarities with Marksville ceramic assemblages and combinations of decorative techniques on vessels used and discarded in political‐ritual contexts indicate connections with Marksville but under a new suite of social relations. Construction of the embankment, initially demarcating ceremonial space, was followed by a chain of events between A.D. 650 and 780. Communal feasting, renewal ceremonies, monumental construction, residential use of the embankment, increased occupancy, and sacred fire symbolism indicate conspicuous community reorganization, with far-reaching consequences for Coles Creek society and culture.

The March edition of the Video News from TAC, online and on TV

Friends and colleagues: The last program announcement we sent out was in error. The latest installment of the Video News from TAC features the following stories:

  • Divers and snorkelers can tour six shipwrecks on the Maritime Heritage Trail in Biscayne National Park. The Alicia ran aground in the Bay in 1905.
  • In December 2013, ALI Executive Director Rick Pettigrew served as a juror in Tehran for the Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Film Festival.
  • In 2011, geophysical instruments maker, Geometrics, teamed with University of Georgia Ph.D. student Dan Bigman to perform a magetometer survey at Ocmulgee National Monument to image buried features.

You can see these stories in the March 2014 edition of this monthly half-hour show, available now on our nonprofit streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (http://www.archaeologychannel.org) as well as on cable TV in cities across the US.

Launched in October 2010, the Video News from TAC has presented 92 stories on highly varied topics in 15 US states and territories, 26 other countries, and two heavenly bodies (the Earth and the Moon). Video News program details can be found at http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/video-news-from-tac-new. The growing list of 26 cable TV stations carrying the show is posted at http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/video-news-from-tac-new/127-hidden-articles/296-video-news-on-cable-tv.

This and other programs are available on TAC for your use and enjoyment. We urge you to support this public service by participating in our Membership (http://www.archaeologychannel.org/support-guide/membership-program/become-a-member) and Underwriting (http://www.archaeologychannel.org/support-guide/underwriting-program) programs. Only with your help can we continue and enhance our nonprofit public-education and visitor-supported programming. We also welcome new content partners as we reach out to the world community.

Job Notice

Company: The Louisiana Department of Justice
Position: Research Associate
Location: Baton Rouge, LA

The Louisiana Department of Justice, Civil Division, is looking to fill a full-time permanent position to begin in August 2014 for a research associate in archaeology and physical anthropology. The candidate would be responsible for conducting bioarchaeological skeletal analyses of seized (non-forensic) human remains, documentary research on historical topics relevant to property ownership, and field investigations of allegations of cemetery desecration. Original research in bioarchaeology, archaeology, and history is encouraged. Candidates must have (by the time of hire) an M.A. in anthropology with a focus on physical anthropology or archaeology.

Submit a letter of interest, resume, and at least three references when applying. All applications and inquiries should be directed to:

Ryan M. Seidemann, RPA
Section Chief, Lands & Natural Resources
Louisiana Department of Justice
1885 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(225) 326-6085

The Louisiana Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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